excellent as always! +1
I doubt there will be a noticable performance drop. Don't worry about it! :)
Well, it always depends on what MOBO you're using and if the RAM is low profile or high profile. On my motherboard, as you can see, i can install any ram modules on it as it has more than enough clearance. Even if you have a problem, you can just put the fan on the other side to pull air.
Thank you! :D Not me though!
I understand that i could've used a CX430, but it's not like i'm losing on the efficiency. I believe i'm still in the efficiency levels of the 550w PSU. We don't always have to use exactly what we need. Believe me though, i'm not the kind of person that will use a 1000w PSU for an r9 280x! :)
Nice build btw! The XFX looks awesome!
Yes, the PC is mainly used for Autocad. But you are correct, power draw was a bigger concern. Plus, i think you are correct about the 270 performing better, but i dont see it would make that big of a difference at the level of the 270/750ti.
It's 50% more, so it's something :) I'm not an nvidia fanboy or something, i almost always recommend AMD gpu's. In this case though, i found that the 750ti was better suited. The 270 is not a bad choice at all.
I would agree to that, but the R9 270 draws much more power than the 750ti.
Thank you! But the R9 270 draws more than double the power than the 750ti. This is not a gaming rig though, and GPU power isn't everything :)
Thank you! Yes, i love the case!! :)
nice build!! and the photography is excellent!! +1
i appreciate it! I love my car and my computers!! ;)
Thanks! yes, 2 of my babies in 1 photo! :)
Thank you very much! The case is indeed beautiful! Have not regretted it!
Yeah, i thought it would be harder, but now that i've seen how easy it is, i'm probably going to paint the next one too!! :)
Very nice!! I'm waiting for my parts to arrive to do an HTPC build in the same case(Gold). Can't wait! :)
I'm building in an Aerocool Dead Silence next month(an HTPC). Can't wait!
I know! It's like me wanting to build in an Air 540 at some point!!! It's near! :)
I love white themed builds! :)
I'm starting to get bored of the H440 lately! Too many people usinjg it! :P
CPU cooler isn't the one listed, i can't see any of the 5 Noctuas you listed, PSU isn't the one listed and the RAM isn't the one listed.. I think something's wrong here..
..what?? what are you talking about??
I already own a 5850, but i'm swapping it for the R7 240 for lower noise and power. I will not be paying anything for the GPU :) Thanks for your input.
Did you even bother to read my post?? "The prices you see below are not the actual ones since i'm shopping locally." I will not be using this PC for gaming! This is a for movies and maybe an emulator for my android apps.
The motherboard is good! Never had any issues with it and the bios is just so easy to work with!!
I can't wait for the next one! Your builds are always top notch!! :) That cpu cooler looks GOOD!
you've done it again! :) Excellent build!!! Really like the HX-520!
fourdeded. Since i have the same case, I know you can do better cable management. +1
+1 for Liverpool! Nice build! :)
I have the same case. I've read on other people's builds with this case, that they also had problems with the front panel. I haven't had any problems with the front panel. Just pull it and it's off! Nice build btw, hope you enjoy it.
I agree with everything that Reznock said above. Only thing that i would change is the PSU you have. I would use something like this: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-power-supply-220g20750xr
Although Corsair is a very good PSU brand, i don't suggest their CX Series for MID to HIGH end systems. It's a very good PSU but it's one of Corsair's lower tiers. And if you're not going to SLI or Crossfire, you can even go down to a 650w PSU.
Also, very good GPU choice. If you want to go a little cheaper, you can go for an R9 280x(Not an AMD fanboy :P). Just giving you some tips.
Also, the V300 Kingston SSD's aren't amongst the best in the market. You can go for an 840 EVO for a few more $$(you can get it back by getting the 280x), or you can just go for the 120GB model.
That's my input on this build. But anything you go for is still a great choice.
Well, i have some height issues, so i can't really use a case like that.
Anyway, I don't mind the price of the case, it's purely preference. Also, if i see that i need more RAM, i'll just add another 4GB later on.
Thanks for your input though.
ok, fair answer! :)
Very nice build!! Excellent part choices!
My only question is why did you go with the H60? You could've gotten a Hyper 212 Evo with less than half the money for the same performance, or get a Noctua NH-D14 for the same price but a bit better performance.
Great build though, +1!
This is a beautiful build with lots of power!!
I keep regreding not getting the Air 540 for my self. It's a perfect case! :)
This is a list of most PSU models available(list gets updated often)
CX Series as you will see are in tier 3, "Power supplies fully able to meet ATX specs, although closer to the edges of the limits than higher tier units. Still solid units. "
Personally, i think they should be used more in low end gaming builds, or general use PC's.
It's a pretty good build. I don't know why you chose that MOBO, probably fitted your needs. But why in a $3000 build would you use a CX series PSU? They are not bad PSU's but the're at a lower tier. You could've at least used an HX series or above. All that aside, very nice looking build. +1
Thank you very much for the info! We learn a new thing every day! And again, excellent build! :)
Wow! This is one of the best builds i've ever seen! Every part is selected to be TOP CLASS! I wish i could give it more than +1!
Only one question though. Why did you go for the 3x120mm on the front instead of 2x140mm(for example 2xAF140's)? Wouldn't it be a bit quieter(not a lot quieter but ok)?
Very nice looking build! All the parts are good choices! That 840 Pro is the best, couldn't live without it anymore! :) +1
This is a pretty cool build! Congrats! :) Parts are very good and very clean!
Btw, do you have your PC on a rug or smth? If not, you can turn the PSU the other way for even cleaner cable management and the PSU would take in cooler air.
Very solid build with good part choices! If you don't have your PC on a carpet, turn the PSU the other way so it can breathe in fresh air. Plus it would make your ATX 12V cable reach a little better through the back. +1
This looks pretty good, with quality components! That case would look nice in my living room! Thanks for your suggestions!
Thanks for your ideas! I will consider your idea very much! Thank you!
Yes, it is mostly for movies, thank you! Do you think i will need a sound card, or will the onboard audio be ok? I connect it to my home theater speakers, will it make a difference? Is there any chance that i can build an AMD system? Just looking at all my options here.
Damn that's a beautiful GPU! In general, the build looks very very nice!! +1
Nice build, at a very good price! +1
Same case as mine, don't see a lot of builds with it :)
Then don't worry about it. Put the PSU facing down.
yes, you should. It would breath in cold air from the outside. Does your case have a filter underneath where the PSU fan will be facing?
The PSU isn't facing up. The intake is on the bottom.
Now it depends on where are you going to be placing your PC. If you're placing it on a rug, it's better to have it facing up so it won't suffocate. But if it's not on a rug, facing down is better so it can take in cold air.
They are called "Cold Cathodes".